Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.
The respiratory care discipline at Children's is generating a new perspective with cutting-edge clinical and diagnostic services including the development of clinical treatment protocols for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Respiratory care is provided in a collaborative environment where the clinical and technical expertise of the respiratory care staff is valued by nursing and physician professionals. Respiratory care staff are encouraged to participate in clinical and operational processes, education of peers and patients, and research activities. Respiratory care plays a vital role in Children's national recognition for patient safety and family-centered care.
Respiratory therapists are involved in airway management, ventilatory support (including high frequency and NAVA), asthma education, point of care testing, cystic fibrosis disease management, and emergency respiratory interventions. We are a vital part of the rapid response team and the code team.
We value teamwork, open communication, safety and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning and professional growth. Our team is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.
Plans, organizes, directs, controls and coordinates the activities of the shift. Provides direct supervision of line staff and functions including scheduling, staff assignments, adjustment of staff levels, and daily operations. Assures that Children's assets are appropriately used. Monitors the care that is provided by the department staff. Functions as a technical and clinical resource for department staff. Acts as a liaison between Respiratory Care Services and other departments, patients, families, and medical staff. Works collaboratively with unit managers and administrative representatives in the provision of care. Responsible for direct reports in their designated care community. Exemplifies Children's mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.
* Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by The National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful completion of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination within 1 year of employment.
* Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty (NPS) required or obtained within 18 months of hire/promotion.
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
* PALS and NRP required or obtained within one year of hire/promotion.
* Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy program.
* Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
* Five years of clinical experience, three of which include critical care preferred.
* Must be cross- trained to NICU, PICU, CVICU and medical/surgical (acute/chronic care areas) or complete training within one year of hire/promotion.
* Supervisory experience preferred.
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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.